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constant of gravitation

noun, Physics.
1.
See under law of gravitation. Symbol: G.
Also called gravitational constant.

law of gravitation

noun, Physics.
1.
a law stating that any two masses attract each other with a force equal to a constant (constant of gravitation) multiplied by the product of the two masses and divided by the square of the distance between them.
Also called law of universal gravitation.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65
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law of gravitation  
See Newton's law of gravitation.
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